Skip to comments.Wolfram/Alpha - Computational Knowledge Engine
Posted on 05/31/2010 1:45:40 AM PDT by Swordmaker
Wow! That's all I can say.
Everything you'd ever want to know (coming soon)
If I've ever sent you an email that is absolutely phenomenal . . . this is IT! Watch the preview when you have the time, and it will boggle your mind. There are no limits to what you can do with this website . . . it is a "keeper!" Be sure to copy it to your "Favorites."
WolframAlpha Demo video.
This is a great web site and educational tool to have at your disposal. It instantly calculates so many things; math, science, chemistry, physics, financial data, weather, nutrition, health, history, people, & etc.
Be sure to watch the introductory video to see some of the cool information it is capable of showing you.
Here is the link to the actual site after you view the introduction:
All you iPad owners, apparently there is a WolframAlpha app for iPad... I am going to go take a look at it...
It is available as an app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for a measly $1.99!
Oh, and the online version works well on both Macs and PCs as well.
If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.
Thanks for posting. Since I work in science, I do have all kinds of programs at my disposal. But this one’s soooooo nice and handy, sort of a First Aid tool kit.
This. Is. Great!
THANKS for posting!
Yea it’s a great app.
Breaks for sex and work only....
I used this two days ago to convert psi to kg/cm2 and it gave me an answer very quickly - it is a great resource.
Instead of paying $1.99 for the iPhone app, couldn’t you just go to wolframalpha.com on your iPhone browser?
The Wolfram story is quite interesting . . . apparently Mr. W. is quite the smart cookie in math. And business; he's a billionaire.
Jobs was bundling Wolfram Mathematica with some computers (forget now whether it was the nEXT or, I think, the Mac) for a while there.
The interesting thing is that they claim to have solved integral calculus, in the sense that if a solution exists their software will produce it. So you can ask for the integral of x2 and it will tell you x3/3. No need to ever do trig substitutions in order to get your integral. (And if no closed-form solution exists, they will do a numerical integration, anyway . . .).They claim to have checked their program against the math tables - and found differences to be typos in the math tables . . .
Knowledge of that fact should IMHO affect the way mathematics is taught. It would seem to make it possible to become effectively expert in stuff that I had to work hard at in school, quite easily in comparison. That certainly shouldn't break a homeschooler's heart . . .
You can easily add it to your search engines in Firefox by using the context menu pulldown button thingy on the left side of the search bar.
I tried several different versions of input to find the rotational speed of a 16 inch tire @ 65 mph... no joy.
what a great site. thanks for sharing it.
Can you explain this “context menu” pulldown? I’m not finding it.
"Wow, imagine a Beowulf Cluster of these!"Yeah, I know it's an app, not a machine; details...
Betcha Google acquires them.
Ping 4 later
If you’re using Firefox, you should have the search engine in the upper right corner of the browser, yes? On the left side of the search bar, there’s the Google symbol, or Yahoo, whomever is your current search engine. There’s a small arrow there, if you pull it down, there’s a place where you can add the Wolfram/Alpha to your search bar. Well, I guess if you’re on the Wolfram/alpha page you can add it. That’s how I did it.
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